Saturday, January 21, 2006

Quote to remember

I occasionally post famous quotes when I stumble across them and find them particularly meaningful. This one is from Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Where do we go from here" speech, given in 1967 in Atlanta, Georgia:

"Communism forgets that life is individual. Capitalism forgets that life is social, and the kingdom of brotherhood is found neither in the thesis of communism nor the antithesis of capitalism but in a higher synthesis."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course Martin described himself as a Democratic Socialist, ala Sweden. Another reminder that the real victor of the Cold War was Socialism.
ee cummings had a lot of great few-liners about communism and capitalism. Fending off a truly ignorant accusation of Moscovite puppetry he said:
"Russia, I felt, was more deadly than war; when nationalists hate, they hate by merely killing and maiming human beings; when Internationalists hate, they hate by categorying and pigeonholing human beings."

10:44 PM  
Blogger db said...

It's absolutely amazing who you can find online. Prophets, Poets, that girl from the party in chicago. Admittedly quite scary.

Just writing to say hello. Was thinking about something surreal.

8:32 PM  

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